+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Westphalia Vineyards Norton Reserve Rouge 2006

Member Review by tmpape:

The color is a beautiful deep purply-red and produces firm, thick legs. The nose delivers peppery spicy goodness complementing the currant and berry fruits which are transported into the mouth along with a hint of vanilla (interesting note, Westphalia uses Missouri Oak for its barrels) where we have the flavors mixed with balanced tannins and acid and providing a medium-long finish. The mouthfeel is interesting... it starts off a little soft but firms up the farther it goes through its finish. The juicy fruit makes me smack my lips after each taste and for some reason I cannot stop "sniffing" the wine (it's triggering something from my childhood but I cannot quite tell what it is). This is a fabulous wine. I wish I had a nice juicy grill-seared steak (I can definitely see this as an alternative to the typical Zinfandel served at cookouts). This is a pretty big wine, drinkable now but should be able to keep a few more years. If you like Zins and Syrahs it definitely deserves a checking out.

Add winemaker's notes
Region: USA » Missouri

Vintages


+ Vintage
Color: Red
Varietal: Norton
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.5 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Westphalia Vineyards:
At Westphalia Vineyards, we add no sulfites to our handcrafted wines, opting instead for traditional winemaking techniques to release natural grape expression. The vineyards are located on a family farm in Osage County, near the site of an 1840s brewery. The rolling hills, soil structure, and proximity to the Maries River create excellent growing conditions. Our tasting room is located in th... Read more
At Westphalia Vineyards, we add no sulfites to our handcrafted wines, opting instead for traditional winemaking techniques to release natural grape expression. The vineyards are located on a family farm in Osage County, near the site of an 1840s brewery. The rolling hills, soil structure, and proximity to the Maries River create excellent growing conditions. Our tasting room is located in the historic Westphalia Inn and features The Norton Room upstairs and family-style dining downstairs. Read less

Member Reviews for Westphalia Vineyards Norton Reserve Rouge

Add your review
Snooth User: tmpape
79184152
4.00 5
09/08/2008

The color is a beautiful deep purply-red and produces firm, thick legs. The nose delivers peppery spicy goodness complementing the currant and berry fruits which are transported into the mouth along with a hint of vanilla (interesting note, Westphalia uses Missouri Oak for its barrels) where we have the flavors mixed with balanced tannins and acid and providing a medium-long finish. The mouthfeel is interesting... it starts off a little soft but firms up the farther it goes through its finish. The juicy fruit makes me smack my lips after each taste and for some reason I cannot stop "sniffing" the wine (it's triggering something from my childhood but I cannot quite tell what it is). This is a fabulous wine. I wish I had a nice juicy grill-seared steak (I can definitely see this as an alternative to the typical Zinfandel served at cookouts). This is a pretty big wine, drinkable now but should be able to keep a few more years. If you like Zins and Syrahs it definitely deserves a checking out.



Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network